Hilarious first time mucking out!!
Well i got up dead early this morning and went out to check on my new babies, got my fork and wheelbarrow ready to muck out, gloves on and all ready to go. brought them in some hay to keep them busy and brought the wheelbarrow into the stable, well little archie (the one who is totally wild) bites down on the lip of the wheelbarrow and starts dragging it around the stable, im just standing there laughing as dont want to freak him out as he actually came to me this morning to have a sniff. so got the wheelbarrow off him and left it outside and decided a bucket would have to do and i can empty it when its full. two foals happily munching away listening to my awful singing and i start to take all the poo out, and put it into the bucket, turned around to check the water and went back to put more poo in bucket only to find it in the mouth of archie, cheeky chappy, he wouldnt give it back!!!! so me running around stable trying to get bucket back and all poo has fallen out of bucket so i have to start all again. this happened about 5 times and i got so sore from laughing i ended up sitting down and having archie eating my hair. finally got all the poo out and water filled when archie decided it was time to poo in the water, i swear he is doing this on purpose, so had to change the water which ment lugging 7 buckets of water down a hill to get to the stable and finally filled it up when i went to stroke archie he turned into a nervous wreak again. poor pet.
well it is the first time in a stable and being mucket out but i just thought it was hilarious.